UNESCO World Heritage

As of 30 June 2014, the UNESCO World Heritage list includes 1 007 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. These are the 200 I’ve visited:

AFRICA – 19

Historic Cairo Egypt
Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur Egypt
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis Egypt
Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae Egypt
Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites The Gambia
Maloti/Drakensberg Park Lesotho/South Africa
Lake Malawi National Park Malawi
Le Morne Cultural Landscape Mauritius
Medina of Tétouan Morocco
Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve Seychelles
Cape Floral Region Protected Area South Africa
Robben Island South Africa
Stone Town of Zanzibar Tanzania
Medina of Tunis Tunisia
Site of Carthage Tunisia
Amphitheatre of El Jem Tunisia
Kairouan Tunisia
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls Zambia/Zimbabwe
Great Zimbabwe National Monument Zimbabwe

 

AMERICAS – 20

Iguazu National Park Argentina
Historic Bridgetown and its garrison Barbados
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System Belize
Iguaçu National Park Brazil
Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea Brazil
Rideau Canal Canada
Old Town Lunenburg Canada
Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena Colombia
San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba Cuba
Morne Trois Pitons National Park Dominica
Antigua Guatemala Guatemala
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza Mexico
Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco Mexico
Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Mexico
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan Mexico
Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles
Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park St Kitts – Nevis
Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay
Statue of Liberty USA
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas Venezuela

 

ASIA – 16

The Great Wall China
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang China
Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing China
Historic Centre of Macau China (Macau)
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi India
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi India
Red Fort Complex India
Jantar Mantar India
Taj Mahal India
Agra Fort India
Fatehpur Sikri India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) India
Hill Forts of Rajastan India
Cutural Landscape of Bali Indonesia
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca Malaysia
Kathmandu Valley Nepal

 

EUROPE – 135

Butrint Albania
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley Andorra
Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin Armenia
Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots Armenia
Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley Armenia
Historic Centre of Vienna Austria
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape Austria/Hungary
Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn Austria
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg Austria
Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape Austria
La Grand-Place, Brussels Belgium
Major town houses of the architect Victor Horta, Brussels Belgium
Historic Centre of Brugge Belgium
Flemish béguinages Belgium
Belfries of Belgium and France Belgium/France
The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs Belgium
Stoclet House Belgium
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar Bosnia & Herzegovina
Rila Monastery Bulgaria
Boyana Church Bulgaria
Ancient City of Nessebar Bulgaria
Old City of Dubrovnik Croatia
Paphos Cyprus
Historic Centre of Prague Czech Republic
Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with Church of St Barbara and Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec Czech Republic
Tugendhat Villa in Brno Czech Republic
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church Denmark
Roskilde Cathedral Denmark
Kronborg Castle Denmark
Stevns klint Denmark
Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn Estonia
Fortress of Suomenlinna Finland
Old Rauma Finland
Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki Finland
Paris, Banks of the Seine France
Palace and Park of Versailles France
Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims France
Strasbourg – Grande île France
Chartres Cathedral France
Canal du Midi France
Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne France
Palace and Park of Fontainebleau France
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta Georgia
Cologne Cathedral Germany
Hanseatic City of Lübeck Germany
Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof Germany
Aachen Cathedral Germany
Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin Germany
Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier Germany
Berlin Modernism Housing Estates Germany
Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg Germany
Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau Germany
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Germany
Old Town of Corfu Greece
Acropolis, Athens Greece
Medieval City of Rhodes Greece
Vatican City Holy See
Budapest, incl. the Banks of Danube, Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue Hungary
Þingvellir National Park Iceland
Brú na Bóinne – Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne Ireland
Historic Centre of Rome Italy/Holy See
City of Verona Italy
Venice and its Lagoon Italy
The Dolomites Italy
Piazza del Duomo, Pisa Italy
Historic Centre of San Gimignano Italy
Historic Centre of Florence Italy
Historic Centre of Siena Italy
Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites Italy
Historic Centre of Urbino Italy
Mount Etna Italy
Historic Centre of Riga Latvia
Historic Centre of Vilnius Lithuania
City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications Luxembourg
City of Valletta Malta
Megalithic Temples of Malta Malta
Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor Montenegro
Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside Singelgracht Netherlands
Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder) Netherlands
Bryggen Norway
Røros Mining Town and the circumference Norway
West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord Norway
Rock Art of Alta Norway
Struve Geodetic Arc Norway
Vegaøyan, the Vega Archipelago Norway
Historic Centre of Warsaw Poland
Historic Centre of Kraków Poland
Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Poland
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon Portugal
Cultural Landscape of Sintra Portugal
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments Russia
Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow Russia
San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano San Marino
Historic City of Toledo Spain
Works of Antoni Gaudí Spain
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct Spain
Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana Spain
Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona Spain
Rock Carvings in Tanum Sweden
Hanseatic town of Visby Sweden
Skogskyrkogården Sweden
Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun Sweden
Engelsberg Ironworks Sweden
Birka and Hovgården Sweden
Royal Domain of Drottningholm Sweden
Naval Port of Karlskrona Sweden
Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg Sweden
Laponian Area Sweden
Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå Sweden
Abbey of St Gall Switzerland
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Switzerland
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes Switzerland/Italy
La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning Switzerland
Old City of Berne Switzerland
Swiss Alps, Jungfrau-Aletcsh Switzerland
Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape Turkey
Historic Areas of Istanbul Turkey
Hierapolis-Pamukkale Turkey
Tower of London UK
Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church UK
Maritime Greenwich UK
Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church UK
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh UK
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UK
Ironbridge Gorge UK
Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd UK
City of Bath UK
Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City UK
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UK
Dorset and East Devon Coast UK
Blenheim Castle UK
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew UK
Heart of Neolithic Orkney UK
New Lanark UK
Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Ukraine

 

MIDDLE EAST – 5

Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun Bahrain
Pearling, testimony of an island economy Bahrain
Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls Israel/Palestine
Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem Palestine
Ancient City of Damascus Syria

 

OCEANIA – 5

Sydney Opera House Australia
Greater Blue Mountains Area Australia
Australian Convict Sites Australia
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Australia
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens Australia

 

Coming up in 2014/15

Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland Sweden
Urnes Stave Church Norway
Petäjävesi Old Church Finland
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill Finland
Historic City of Ayutthaya Thailand
Sceilg Mhichíl Ireland
Litomyšl Castle Czech Republic
Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc Czech Republic
Centennial Hall in Wrocław Poland

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